Clocking in at 116-128 proof depending on the batch, Kings County Barrel-Strength Bourbon is pulled from older barrels than our flagship bourbon, aged anywhere from two to almost five+ years. Many enthusiasts prefer whiskey straight from the barrel, which allows the drinker to add ice or water to taste. Smooth and bold, this is our most flavorful and intense whiskey. Wine and Spirits magazine awarded it Best Bourbon of 2015.
Composed of 66 barrels across three different cask sizes — but built primarily from one of our last remaining lots of 10-gallon barrels — batch #15 features a particularly concentrated range of many of the rich-end flavors that we’ve long considered house favorites. A tightly connected nose and palate both exhibit brandied cherry, viscous maple, mahogany, brown sugar, and toasted malt, while a finish of stewed plum and caramelized shortbread lingers with pleasant heat.
San Francisco World Spirits Competition: gold 2021, silver 2019, 2018, 2017, bronze 2016. ACSA Awards: Gold medal 2016, Best in Category Bourbon, silver 2019. ADI Craft Spirits Awards: bronze 2016, 2018. Great American Spirits Competition: Gold, 2020.
"Equal parts challenging and unique, Kings County Barrel Proof Bourbon is a joy to drink." - Breaking Bourbon, Best Craft Whiskey 2020
“Of all the craft distillers in the nation, none makes bourbon more delicious than Kings County”— Wine and Spirits Magazine 2015 (Spirit of the Year).